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Twaddle Joins MSOA Board Of Directors

Published: July 7, 2010 9:57 am ET

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The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has announced that horseman Tim Twaddle has been welcomed to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Twaddle won a special election to fill the harness racing position vacated by S. William Sobeski, who resigned.

Twaddle, 47, grew up near Garden City Raceway in his hometown of St. Catharines, Ont. Through a family connection, he met horseman Bill Carroll as a teen and started working in the barn area on the weekends and during breaks from school. He eventually received his driver's license in late 1983.

By the early 1990s, he became one of Canada's top drivers, handling horses for the powerful John Burns Stable. He drove the Jugette and Breeders Crown winner Towners Image, and the Breeders Crown winner Hardie Hanover.

In the late 1990s, he moved to the Meadows, where he was a sought-after catch-driver. Eventually, he moved to the California circuit, but returned to the Meadows in the fall of 2006. While his original plan was to return to catch-driving at his former track, a racing injury left him with nerve damage in his hand, which continues today.

Twaddle now trains a stable of nine, and is looking forward to serving his fellow horsemen as part of the MSOA Board.

He resides in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sophia, and their children, Meadow, Lexi and Parker.

(With files from the MSOA)

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